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  1. Mar 2024
    1. Evenbefore his betrayal, though, he felt little identification with the colonists,writing that North Carolinians were the most “cowardly Blockheads[another word for lubber] that ever God created & must be used likenegro[e]s if you expect any good of them.”29

      blockheads as a synonym for lubber

      This gives new meaning to the use of "blockhead" in Charles Schultz' Peanuts (usually Lucy in reference to Charlie Brown).

      Recall Samuel Johnson's (1709-1784) aphorism:

      “No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money.”

      Definition from Webster's Dictionary (1913):

      Block"head` (?), n. [Block + head.] A stupid fellow; a dolt; a person deficient in understanding.

      "The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read, With loads of learned lumber in his head." —Pope.

  2. Nov 2023
  3. Jan 2021
    1. Avec la construction de complexes tels que le Mirage (ouvert en 1989) et le Mandalay Bay (1999), l’architecture des casinos de Las Vegas s’est complètement écartée des formes des années 1950 et 1960, devenant encore plus spectaculaire.

      The Mirage au nord du Las Vegas Strip et le Mandalay Bay au sud.

    2. la vie culturelle de la ville a eu tendance à se concentrer sur ses casinos et ses hôtels, dont beaucoup sont des chefs-d’œuvre d’architecture monumentale ; situés le long de l’éblouissante promenade du Strip de Las Vegas Boulevard

      Le Strip de Las Vegas et les hôtels qui y sont installés sont le centre d'activités principale de la ville

  4. Dec 2017
    1. Still at a starting point, we have neither ‘advanced’ nor remained unmoved.

      The cover of Ken Macrorie's textbook, The I-Search Paper, has a moebius strip on it, reflecting this sentiment nicely.<br>

      But the conceit of the moebius strip extends from the back cover as well

      So, you start reading this book on the back cover, nice twist, just like in a moebius strip. You work through the text by doing. Then when you are done, you get to the end and out the back of the book you go onto the back cover, to enter again. Escher would approve. That is what I see happening here. In the end this process serves the product, the text that is produced for anyone concerned.